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The Chair welcomed those present to the meeting and introduced the other members of the Sub-Committee and the officers in attendance.





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The Chair informed those present that from being a previous Ward Councillor for the area she knew Sally Rothwell, Chair of CARA but she had not discussed the application with her. The Chair indicated that she had an open mind in relation to the application and would not make her mind up until she had considered the report, all relevant factors contained within it and heard all points of view at the hearing.





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The Chair will, if required, explain the licensing procedure.

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The Chair explained the procedure for the meeting to all parties who were present.


The parties confirmed that they understood the procedure to be followed for the



Application to vary a Premises Licence: Common Room, 2 Saville Row Bath BA1 2QP pdf icon PDF 102 KB

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The Senior Licensing Officer outlined the application to the Sub-Committee. She explained that it was for a variation of a Premises Licence for Common Room, 2 Saville Row Bath BA1 2QP.


She explained that the variation application seeks to:


ADD the sale of alcohol for consumption off the premises:


·  Monday to Thursday 10:00 to 02:00 the following morning

·  Friday and Saturday 10:00 to 03:00 the following morning

·  Sunday 12:00 to 02:00 the following morning


REMOVE the following conditions attached to Annex 1 of the current licence:


·  There shall be no off sales.


·  Sales of intoxicating liquor to be limited only to bona fide members of a

club existing on the premises and their guests.


She informed the Sub-Committee that three representations of objection had been received from interested parties within the statutory period, all expressing concern that the applicant’s proposals are likely to have a detrimental effect on the Prevention of Public Nuisance licensing objective


She confirmed that none of the Responsible Authorities had made any representations relating to the application.


Harry Bret stated the case for the applicant and was questioned by Members and the interested parties present.


He explained that the premises were more a cocktail bar than a club and that it had been trying to adapt in a number of ways during the pandemic, including serving teas and coffees and opening earlier in the day.


He stated that the variation would offer the option to sell take away cocktails to customers who were present on the premises and be able to deliver cocktails to homes when ordered. He added that he anticipated that the delivery option would probably only be a couple of times a week during the early evening.


He said that there was no charge to becoming a member of the premises and that contact details of all customers were taken on arrival. He added that regular ID checks were carried out.


Sally Rothwell, CARA (Circus Area Residents Association) stated her case as one of the interested parties and was questioned by the Members. She said that an important aspect to be considered was that, if granted, the licence would be in place for any future businesses that use the premises. She asked the Sub-Committee to consider restricting off sales to cease at 11.00pm.


Thomas Dimitroff was present as a witness on behalf of CARA. He said that he had witnessed noise and anti-social behaviour that could be traced to the Common Room and had on a number of occasions visited the premises to ask for them to be quiet.


David Daniels stated his case as one of the interested parties and was questioned by the Members. He said that of the four premises in the area he considered the Common Room to be the most disruptive.


He added that he was concerned that the premises could become the off sales venue to go to if the idea was developed in the future.


Councillor Andrew Furse stated his case as one of the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 44.